Rio Dream 1024x531 1 1024x531 1RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — United States 4x100m ladies will get a second chance to defend their Olympic Games crown.

Team USA finished at the back of the field in heat 2, in 1:06.71.

However, the team protested that Felix was impeded by the Brazilian athlete, which resulted in a poor baton exchange to English Gardner.

Felix explained why the baton was dropped. “I think I got propelled at about 20 miles an hour. When a foreign object comes in front of you, it’s going to mess up the momentum and the handover.”

According to the Official Communication, “In accordance with the IAAF rule 125.7, the track video referees decided that, following the disqualification of the Brazilian team for obstruction (IAAF rule 163.2b), the USA team shall be given the opportunity to run once again with the possibility to qualify by time.”

“The composition and the running order of the team must be the same. The re-run will be conducted at 7:00pm (5pm JA time and 6pm EST) on 18 August,” the communication said.

They will have to run faster than China’s 42.70 from the heat.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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